This is why people who have read the books are annoyed with people screeching about it being "unrealistic to the series". They are whining about him only carrying a steel sword because in the games, he carries both at all times. In the books, he keeps silver on Roach since he only needs it on certain occasions.Pretty sure in the books he has the silver sword on the horse? Which makes sense if you think about it.
Yes but this is a fantasy. People always come up with some nonsense in fantasy or science fiction so it would make it more interesting to watch or to read.
Silver won't hold an edge like steel, so it would be a pita to constantly fix the edge after sword fighting with it. And most monsters can be killed with steel (per the books). Its only specific creatures that require silver. Which is why in the books the silver sword stays on the horse.
Which I don't understand. The guy is a giant Witcher fan, he knows the lore, he knows how Geralt should act and move, and he does all of his own stunts. So no shaky cam BS to hide the fact that the stunt double is in there.hehe, this is certainly one of the more positive threads about this that I've read in a while lots of people just seem to be MAD about the choice of Henry Cavil.
Towards the end of the books he is 97, in the Witcher 3 he is closer to 110 or so. Witchers age super slow because of the mutations. Its mentioned some place that Vesemir is over 300.lol--that's Superman? I didn't recognize him on the first view of this. ...I dunno, he looks way too young to me. I never read the books (don't care), but I always got the feeling that Geralt was some really old dude, beyond just the white hair. At least, old in the sense of that world. Like, the lady witches are just super old, right? in their 90s or something, but look young and hot because fantasy demands that all old wizard ladies be super hot and horny, and that for other magic reasons, witchers also had unnaturally long lives--all that poison crap they drink--assuming some monster doesn't kill them?
Geralt always seemed to have too much of a reputation and legend about him, to be as young as the superman actor.
OK right, I do recall there was some reason that I imagined them all to be old, not just what I expected. Probably some dialogue here and there, and I know the white hair wasn't so much about age as it was witchering....but that was also unique among witchers--in the games, anyway?Towards the end of the books he is 97, in the Witcher 3 he is closer to 110 or so. Witchers age super slow because of the mutations. Its mentioned some place that Vesemir is over 300.
I think the way Henry looks in the trailer is fine. The books don't describe him as looking old. His hair is white as a result of the second round of mutations, not due to his age.
As far as looks go, the other thing that sticks out is their eyes, which are golden. In the books it states witchers can control the pupils to make them into cat like slits. In the games they are always slits. In the Netflix series they will most likely be round most of the time as slit contacts always get turned around.OK right, I do recall there was some reason that I imagined them all to be old, not just what I expected. Probably some dialogue here and there, and I know the white hair wasn't so much about age as it was witchering....but that was also unique among witchers--in the games, anyway?
....I mean, 97. But I guess if you are aging slower, and you got peeps hitting 300, your 97 maybe looks like my 28? lol.
Caviezel is also quite the loony toon. but for whatever reason, I also confuse those two.I'm interested in it and I haven't read any of the books. I have Witcher 3 but played like an hour of it so I can't comment on how "accurate" the series is to anything. But I'm interested to know more, and I think Henry Cavill is good, so looking forward to it.
Also for some reason I get Henry Cavill and Jim Caviezel mixed up in my mind sometimes. Caviezel is a hot piece of man meat, as Borealis7 would say (semi homo).